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Banya Men!

Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out.  This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.

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Towel ettiquette?

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by Mark Sanderson Nov 27, 2016. 6 Replies

I live in the Chicago area and prefer the Korean approach of mandatory nudity in the men's area, which is the norm at Kings Spa.  Somehow it misses the point to be bathing with textiles.  There area…Continue

Conan goes to Wi Spa

Started by Tyler Jacobs. Last reply by Christopher Jul 16, 2016. 6 Replies

Just watched this video of Conan visiting the Wi Spa here in LA with Walking Dead star Steven Yeun. Pretty great and super funny. There are several Korean spas here in Southern California, and the Wi…Continue

Tags: dead, walking, conan, spa, korean

Balneology for banyas?

Started by Salt Dragon. Last reply by Stephen Larsen Jun 30, 2016. 6 Replies

I read an interesting article on the health benefits of mineral and hot baths.  The focus is Japan and balneology or balnetherapy, which means the “treatment of disease by bathing”.  Whereas it…Continue

Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.?

Started by Stephen Charles Bond. Last reply by Ben Jun 7, 2016. 41 Replies

Since this forum is about discussing the benefits, history, and culture of hot air bathing, wouldn't it be apropos to tell the other members of the group about any outstanding (and preferably manly)…Continue

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Comment by crandles on September 28, 2016 at 9:21am

Much appreciated Tarquin.

Comment by Tarquin Anstruther on September 28, 2016 at 8:35am

I could give you some ideas Crandles in a day or two when I have had time!

Comment by crandles on September 27, 2016 at 3:28pm
Hi. I'm going to be in Rome and Paris soon Does anyone of some nice baths/saunas in either. In Paris I've only ever been to the one at mosque but that is closed now.
Comment by Tarquin Anstruther on April 28, 2016 at 6:02am

Thom, a pity I'm o far away, sounds like a lovely invitation, Enjoy!

Comment by Tom K. on April 27, 2016 at 6:24pm

Any Chicago guys want to go to King Spa?  I'm free on Monday and Tuesday.

Comment by Tarquin Anstruther on March 21, 2016 at 8:56am

Is anyone visiting Europe this summer, maybe we could arrange a meet up to hit some baths

Comment by Sevnor on January 16, 2016 at 9:58am

Planning to be at Spa World in Centerville, VA Monday.  Let me know if any of you guys will be in the area.

Comment by Barry Bailey on December 8, 2015 at 10:37am

I used to go to Dillon's years ago when I lived closer. It was a great place, very nude friendly. I suspect the place hasn't changed much since I last went.

Their website 

http://www.dillonsrussiansteambath.com/index.php

shows pictures that seem to me look like the place has been updated and modernized quite a bit since I was last there. That suggests to me that things are going well for them and the business is successful.

Have a great time there. Wish I could join you.

Comment by crandles on December 7, 2015 at 9:06pm

Has anyone been to Dillon's Russian Steam Bath in the Boston area.  I'm visiting this week and might have a chance to go this Thursday night.  I can't find much about it though.

Comment by Drew on July 4, 2015 at 3:53pm

Hey guys, King spa Chicago is up on groupon right now $19 for all day admission.

 http://groupon.com/bwf/61a79909-85ec-481f-a4e6-8081250200a4?utm_cam...

 

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